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ERP Implementation Specialist

Date: 30-Mar-2021

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Role Purpose


To manage and deliver an ERP implementation project across two separate businesses from the UK and Canada. This will include all aspects of implementation from Blueprinting of Process, Needs Analysis through to Solution Design, Installation, Data Migration, Configuration, Training, Test, and go live.

Key responsibilities also include managing project vendors, scope, budget, resources, schedule, risks, and issues. It will also be responsible for identifying the methodology to utilise at each project stage depending on scope and capabilities of the project team.


 Key Accountabilities


•        Develop project plans including work breakdown structures, project milestones, critical path analyses, risk assessment and management plans, cost/benefit analyses, staffing plans, project timelines, and project budgets.

•        Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize the progress of projects.

•        Build and maintain positive working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in their projects.

•        Prepare project status reports for upper management.

•        Ensure project milestones are met on time and within team and project budgets.

•        Quickly identify and mitigate project risks and issues by leveraging extended team capabilities.

•        Utilise project management methodology to direct and lead team deliverable development.

•        Drive decisions to ensure the success of projects taking into account timing, risk, functional requirements, and business benefits.


Standard Responsibilities


•        To adopt and comply with QinetiQ values, policies and procedures including:

•        Health & Safety

•        Work in line with the ISO 9001-2015 standard

•        General Date Protection Regulations and use of IT

•        HR Policies & Procedures

•        Equality & Diversity

•        Security and confidentiality

•        Code of conduct

•        To meet changing business needs, it may be necessary to make some amendments to the role purpose and accountabilities, and for the post holder to take on additional responsibilities which are broadly consistent to those described.


 Key Capabilities/Knowledge


•        Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent presentation skills.

•        Ability to interface and influence at multiple organizational levels.

•        Excellent relationship building and networking skills.

•        Excellent technical, organizational, troubleshooting, problem solving and budgeting and time management skills.

•        Excellent vendor management skills required to oversee system integrator personnel and hold cloud service providers accountable.

•        Basic knowledge of finance tools and general business operating principles.

•        Global team leadership experience is a plus.

•        Familiarity with office software products including MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, SharePoint and Visio. 

  • Willingness to travel depending if and when required.


Experience & Qualifications


•        Bachelor's degree in a technical or business-related field.

•        10 years’ experience with delivering ERP solutions as a Project Manager, especially in manufacturing, defence and or customer service environments.

•        Proficiency in project management methodology, project planning tools and techniques.#


QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC specialising in the design and manufacture of a range of state of the art Unmanned Aerial and Surface Target systems including the world leading Banshee target. QTS targets are used to enable realistic weapons test and evaluation and operator training in over 40 countries worldwide with QTS providing a complete managed service in over 15 of these countries.